U.S. Studies Online showcases and promotes the exciting and emerging research produced by postgraduate and early career researchers in the American studies academic community.

Here are the first 18 issues, published between 2001 and 2011. For the latest USSO issues, click here.

Issue 7, Spring 2005 Article 1

U.S. Studies Online: The BAAS Postgraduate Journal Issue 7, Spring 2005 Reimagining the Shopping Mall: European Invention of the “American” Consumer Space Paul Edwards © Paul Edwards. All Rights Reserved Little tables all over those marble streets, people sitting at them eating, drinking or smoking – crowds of other people strolling by – such is…

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Issue 8, Spring 2006: Article 2

U.S. Studies Online: The BAAS Postgraduate Journal Issue 8, Spring 2006 ‘Something so fundamentally right’: Djuna Barnes’s Uneasy Intersections with Margaret Sanger and the Rhetoric of Reform Richard Espley © Richard Espley. All Rights Reserved In 1938, two years after the publication of her most famous work, Nightwood, Djuna Barnes wrote to her friend Emily Coleman of…

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Issue 11, Autumn 2007: Article 4

U.S. Studies Online: The BAAS Postgraduate Journal Issue 11, Autumn 2007 The Hollywood Front: The Battle Over Race in American Cinema during World War II Jenny Woodley © Jenny Woodley. All Rights Reserved America’s involvement in the Second World War raised many questions about what the country was fighting for and what this meant for its own…

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Issue 14, Spring 2009: Article 3

U.S. Studies Online: The BAAS Postgraduate Journal Issue 14, Spring 2009 Live and Let Li(v)e: the Reduction of the American Dream and the Destruction of Queer Bodies in Laramie and Beyond Christopher Young-Kramaric © Christopher Young-Kramaric. All Rights Reserved The essential tension that has driven this argument is a literary exploration of that which is real and…

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Issue 8, Spring 2006: Article 1

U.S. Studies Online: The BAAS Postgraduate Journal Issue 8, Spring 2006 America Actually: An Introduction Elizabeth Boyle and Anne-Marie Evans © Elizabeth Boyle and Anne-Marie Evans. All Rights Reserved The annual BAAS Postgraduate Conference has an important function in galvanising the next generation of American Studies scholars in the UK. This year’s one-day postgraduate conference…

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